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In celebration of their ten-year anniversary, Eris Edizioni released a new series in response to a challenge: if a publishing house is a tool, how can it be used to combat the toxic narratives we’re increasingly faced with? The answer is BookBlock: a series of short treatises in an affordable, paperback format.
We’re constantly being bombarded in our daily lives with ideas that are hard to filter and process—and sorting through such a huge amount of information only gets more and more difficult. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly easy to fall victim to toxic and false narratives. Just as words have the potential to distort reality, they’re equally capable of aiding us to understand and change it.
BookBlock aims to tackle difficult topics in an accessible form. It seeks to preserve complexity and avoid flattening concepts, with the goal of being useful even for those without prior knowledge on the topic. These books work as both the first step to learning about a topic and a way of deepening awareness for those who already have familiarity.
No longer than 70,000 characters, and set at a very modest price. Each book contains five recommendations at the back for further learning on the subject covered. These recommendations don’t limit themselves to books, but also films, videos, apps, and other transversal and multimedia references for the digital era.
The topics covered by the series are of interest to a global market, but in some cases translation would be most effective as adaptation.
For certain books, the authors are disposed to making small changes to adapt the content for the market it is being translated for. For topics addressed to a specifically Italian audience, publishers have the possibility of commissioning one of their own writers to address the same subject under the banner and format of the series.
Books to date
Anti-Ableist Deconstruction — Claudia Maltese and Gresa Fazliu (2023)
Self Education Tools for The Individual and the Collective
Polyamory — Car G. Lepori e Nicole (Nic) Braida (2023)
Queer and Transfeminist Considerations for a Critique of Monogamy
Crypto Bluff — Ginox (2023)
(No) residence — Enrico Gargiulo (2022)
Why We No Longer See the Stars — Wolf Bukowski (2022)
Light Pollution and the Mortgaging of Night
No Means No — Benedetta Lo Zito (2022)
Creating Consent Culture to Combat Rape Culture
Foodification — Marco Perucca and Paolo Tex (2022)
How Food Has Eaten Our Cities
LGBTQIA+ — Antonia Caruso (2022)
Keeping Up Complexity
The Changing Tongue — Manuela Manera (2021)
Representing Gender Identity, Changing Collective Imagination and Opening Linguistic Space
Blame for Not Having a Home — Daniela Leonardi (2021)
Homelessness between Stigma and Stereotype
Food and Identity — Serena Guidobaldi (2021)
Identity in the Age of Gastronomical Reproduction
Fat Thoughts — Elisa Manici (2021)
Strategies and Ideas for Bodies Free from Fat-phobia
Sex Work is Work — Giulia Zollino (2021)
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Changing School — Chiara Foà and Matteo Saudino (2021)
Towards a Person-Centered Pedagogy
Cyber Bluff — Ginox (2021)
Stories, Risks, and Tricks for Consciously Navigating the Net
Beyond Tourism — Sarah Gainsforth (2020)
Is There a Sustainable Tourism?
Why Feminism is for Men — Lorenzo Gasparrini (2020)
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Bosnia, The Last Frontier — Gabriele Proglio (2020)
Stories from the Balkan Route
MonstrosiTrans — Filo Sottile (2020)
A Transfeminist Alliance between Monstrous Creatures
Psychoactive Substances — Progetto Neutravel (2020)
A Conscious User’s Guide
Post Porn — Valentine aka Fluida Wolf (2020)
Bodies Free to Experiment and Subvert Sexual Images
Against Cars — Andrea Coccia (2020)
Is It Easier to Imagine the End of the World or a World Without Cars?